The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Outside Linebackers For 2014 & More Episode


Season 4, Episode 113 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with co-host David Todd still out of action, Alex Kozora and I open the show by talking about a few news and notes related to the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns before diving into some talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With the offseason practices now over, Alex and I will start having a look at each of the position groups prior to training camp. We start Monday with our look at the outside linebacker position and go over the group play by player. Is this the biggest position of weakness this season? We give you our thoughts.

We mix in a few talking points along the way related to the Steelers and invite all feedback based on the discussion that took place.

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  • srdan

    Alex, 5-6 sacks? We need more than that for 16 games. from our OLB.

    I’m more with Dave on this one. 8 should be his target.

    I expect improved Dline play this year as Cam is really coming into his own. THat will help 93 and Jones.

  • Alex Kozora

    Realistically, that’s what I see. Not necessarily what I want. I want 8-10. But to make that large of a leap from where he was at last year? Seems unlikely.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    I believe the current OLB situation caught the Steelers a bit by surprise. And I can’t fault them too much on their decision making.

    A few years ago, they had Harrison returning as DPOY. They had Woodley locked up on a long term deal, bringing excellent production from the other side. And Worilds a competent back up. They had also drafted Chris Carter and were developing prospects like Adrian Robinson. Seemed like we were okay.

    I think they expected Harrison to take a pay cut (which he obviously did not). I think they expected Woodley to stay healthy (which he did not). And in a case worst case scenario I think they expected to lock up Worilds at a reasonable salary (which they could not).

    This is one of the reasons why Colbert says “You can never have too many good players at any one position.” The problem is you never know which position is going to become depleted. And it’s hard to justify sinking more assets into one, while the other positions are suffering.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    I personally am MUCH more worried about OLB than DE. I’m almost more worried about OLB than CB. (But not quite.)

    When you spend the 17th overall pick on a LB he better look like a dominant athlete. He can be raw (that’s okay). But he better be showing flashes of dominance on a regular basis.

    As a Steeler fan, I hope for the best for Jarvis. But I must at least acknowledge the possibility that he turns out to be just another Ziggy Hood. Meaning just a decent journeyman starter.

    The same can be said for Jason Worilds. How many of you can honestly say Worilds regularly shows flashes of dominance? I can’t. And even he does break out this year… What does that do to his asking price?

    I believe there is a strong possibility we draft a pass rushing OLB in the 2nd or 3rd round next year. Even possibly before a CB.

  • MC

    I don’t buy the fact that the reason Worilds did better on the left is because Right Tackles are inferior to lefts. He played that position his entire time in Virginia Tech and i believe its more of a muscle memory situation not so much who he is facing.
    Also 12 sacks is a big expectation if we are only expecting 6 or so from Jones. I never liked the Jones pick and i think we are gonna get less than his value of where he was picked to be honest (hope he proves me wrong) but Worilds is often under appreciated when he is playing on his familiar side.
    Jones should be aiming for 8, Worilds should be aiming for 10 – 12, just my opinion.

  • MC

    And i think OLB is more of a concern than DE for the same reason as Dave. If you don’t have what you want after camp, Kiesel is still out there however there is no one out there to bring in for OLB help. Maybe Harrison? Im def not opposed to it but i think the steelers have shut the door on that one.